Not a Little Girl Anymore

She's not a little girl anymore.
She's not the little girl who hides her eyes.
She's not the little girl who is shy.
She's not the little girl who hides behind her mother.
She's not the little girl that is in pigtails,
And is always smiling.
She's not the little girl that you knew as 5 years old.
This little girl has grown up.

Did you know this little girl is older and much more mature?
Did you know this little girl is a typical teenager?
Did you know this little girl LOVES music,
And is the only thing that can make her peaceful?
Did you know this little girl always writes angst poems and stories?
Did you know this little girl isn't always smiling,
But sometimes she is crying?
Did you know she cries over boys?
Did you know this little girl has been in love before?
Did you know this little girl had her heart broken in half?
Did you know she cried herself to sleep every night because of her broken heart?
Did you know she has an alcoholic father?
Did you know her alcoholic father verbally abused her?
Did you know this little girl HATES alcohol because of her father?
Did you know this little girl used to cut herself?
Did you know she hated her life?
Did you know she hated her body because of her father?
Did you know she is afraid to be herself around her family,
Because she is scared they might judge her?
Did you know she considers her three best friends her family?
Did you know she HATES being around her family?
Did you know this little girl hates being with her cousins the most?
Did you know this little girl hates how her cousins talk about getting wasted?
Did you know she hates how her cousins think she is a little girl?

This little girl doesn't talk that much with her family.
She doesn't know what to say to them.
They make her feel so uncomfortable,
Like an outcast.
They make her feel like she isn't part of the family.
Her family doesn't know shit about her.
Her cousins think she is a perfect little girl,
With no problems at all.
But they are wrong.

This little girl isn't a little girl anymore.
She is a teenage girl,
With problems.